Time to Repair
If there's any solace to be found in isolation, it's best spent in the company of music. And if one can be judged by the company they keep, this is album that makes good friends. And so you're invited to listen. And you'll want to listen again. And when we're all back to beingsocial butterfliesand out of the house and perhapswide awakeunder the
If there's any solace to be found in isolation, it's best spent in the company of music. And if one can be judged by the company they keep, this is album that makes good friends. And so you're invited to listen. And you'll want to listen again. And when we're all back to being social butterflies and out of the house and perhaps wide awake under the lavender moon, there's a good chance when we slow down and spend the time once more, within the depth and richness of this new album we'll be glad we did. Introducing Super Tonic.
Created during the first few months of the pandemic by David Pulkingham and J. Stiles, both full-time musicians, based in Austin, Texas (who support other performers, like Patty Griffin, Pike and Sutton, and others), while these house-mates had before rarely played together, because of their previously rigorous touring and performance schedules, suddenly in quarantine, it just all came together in the collaborative spirit that is at the root of this feel-good record.
The core trio of Super Tonic – David Pulkingham (guitar/vocals), Jay Stiles (keys/vocals) and Alan Eckert (drums), recorded these ten songs in one day at 512 Studios in Austin, in June 2020. They sent the tracks to Gordie Johnson (Big Sugar) and Frank Deresti (Frank Deresti and the Lake Effect) for electric and upright bass tracks. They then added vocals and keys and guitars in their living room, using a variety of real organic instruments (Hammond organ, Wurlitzer, Rhodes, piano, Clavinet, accordian, melodica, Moog, electric guitar, steel string guitar, nylon string guitar) to capture a unique and potent vibe. Gordie Johnson obliged to add his mixing magic and some background vocals Howie Weinberg in Los Angeles added his impeccable mastering to the project.